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Western Lake District Photography Tour

23rd - 26th Feb, 2022 - FULLY BOOKED

Tutored by Verity Milligan and

£1099.00 pp / Deposit -£1,099.00

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Our Western Lake District photography tour will take place in February 2022 with Verity Milligan. The Lake District is synonymous with some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It is popular for good reason and has a magnetism that is difficult for a landscape photographer to resist. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, the diversity of the landscape and the creative opportunities that this can offer provide for a rich photographic experience. Some of the most intriguing parts of this region are the rugged, less accessible Western Lakes such as Wast Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water and the little gem that is Devoke Water tucked away in the South West fells.

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis (double available on request)
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Verity Milligan
  • Excluded
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Travel to the hotel
    • Insurance and extras
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Tour Code WLD01
Western Lake District Photography Tour

Western Lake District Photography Tour - Lake District Landscape Photography

The Lake District is synonymous with some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. It is popular for good reason and has a magnetism that is difficult for a landscape photographer to resist. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, the diversity of the landscape and the creative opportunities that this can offer provide for a rich photographic experience. Some of the most intriguing parts of this region are the rugged, less accessible Western Lakes such as Wast Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water and the little gem that is Devoke Water tucked away in the South West fells.

During this 4-day workshop we’ll aim to spend time at all of these locations, as well as some of the smaller bodies of water such as Loweswater. We’ll catch the sunrise on the shoreline of Buttermere, looking towards the sentinel pines and the grandeur of the horseshoe including Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike. At sunrise, there is always the chance of mist lingering in the valley and there are plenty of compositional opportunities. Even without atmospheric mist, there is plenty to enjoy, especially when the light creeps into the valley and illuminates the lake and the shoreline. Close to Buttermere is the charming Crummock Water, and there are plenty of compositional opportunities on either side of the shoreline. If the weather is changeable (which it often is during the winter months), there may well be snow on the higher fells and the possibility of interesting light as the weather moves through. 

Wast Water really comes to life at sunset during this time of the year, with warm light from the low sun lighting up Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Scafell as well as Illgill Head and The Screes. Depending on the water level, the rocky shoreline offers up plentiful foreground for compositions. Here is the perfect location to have some fun with long exposures, especially if we have some interesting cloud cover. Again, the time of the year means there might be some snow on the peaks, and is conducive to changeable conditions (so please do consider bringing appropriate clothing).

Devoke Water is an intriguing place at any time of the day. Tucked away on Birker Fell, it’s one of the highest of the Tarns in the Lakes. This means that it can easily be consumed by low cloud that can provide some interesting atmosphere. Due to Devoke’s location, it is a little more effort to access as the only parking is around a mile from the tarn along a pathway that leads gradually upwards. One of the most interesting focal points of the tarn is the stone boathouse that sits on the shoreline. It can make for an amazing composition tool from any part of the tarn, whether you’re using a wide angle or a telephoto.

There are plenty of places of interest on this side of the Lakes, including Loweswater, Ennerdale and even the west coast. If time allows, we’ll have an opportunity to explore these too.

This will be the perfect introduction to this special part of the Lake District for any curious photographer, and if you’re already familiar with this part of the UK, hopefully this tour will allow you to go deeper and really get to know this rugged and glorious landscape.

The tour will start at 1pm on the 23rd February (meeting at the hotel) and will finish at approx. 1pm on 26th February.

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